Make your own silver ring with a flush set gemstone



A hands-on experience exploring all the techniques you need to create your own stunning and perfectly fitting Sterling silver ring. This includes one Gemstone using the rub over/bezel setting technique. This relaxed one day workshop is ideal for anybody who has never set a stone before or somebody who would like to refine their setting skills. Emma Welsh teaches traditional gold-smithing and jewellery making techniques to a high standard. Her fully equipped workshop is located at Arnup Studios in Holtby. Setting a Gemstone is optional so if you prefer to make simple textured rings without a stone that's absolutely fine. You may wish to add punched lettering to your ring instead. Stone setting takes a long time to learn and longer to master but this one day workshop provides a great introductory experience to the basic principles of setting either a round faceted or cabochon cut gemstone. Due to this being a group session it's not possible for learners to work on different cuts of stone within one session, however if you'd like to learn alternative or very specific stone setting skills please see my private tuition course listing. This is a group workshop for a maximum of three people. You can choose to make a single stone set ring, or a set of three stacking rings including one stone set ring. You will also have the choice of experimenting with surface texture techniques to create a ring unique to you and your preference in whichever weight and profile you prefer. Throughout the day Emma will guide you through each stage of the process and demonstrate every step allowing you to complete all your own work. You will learn to measure, cut, form, texture, solder, finish and polish your work as well as complete a round rub over setting, taking home a beautiful ring you can wear with pride. A typical workshop is 9.30 am-5.30 pm including a one hour break for lunch. Occasionally the class might run over time slightly depending on the complexity of the design.

What's included in the price?

The tuition cost is £160.00 per person which includes the cost of your silver solder, teas and coffees throughout the day and exclusive use of the workshop tools and facilities. You will be provided with all the necessary PPE equipment and all health and safety information will be explained thoroughly and given in written form. The material cost is an additional cost for each person for the sterling silver and Gemstone used to make your jewellery. This will be between £20.00 and £60.00 depending on the amount of metal required for your chosen project and the quality of Gemstone you choose. You can choose the weight and profile you prefer from the range of metal stock provided and pay for this on the day. For covid safety Hand gel, face coverings and visors are available for your use. I’m asking all visitors to wash their hands on entering and leaving the workshop for the consideration of each other. What to Bring & Wear: Please wear sturdy comfortable shoes with closed-toes and bring hair ties/pins for use when soldering and polishing along with a face covering. You may also wish to bring an old apron or worktop and your prescription glasses if you use them for close up work. Feel free to bring your own sketchbooks. There aren't any shops or cafes in Holtby village. Please bring a packed lunch, the nearest place to go if you'd like to have lunch elsewhere is Dunnington which is a 5-minute drive away. I aim to make sure you have a great experience at the Workshop. if you have any specific requirements or questions please contact me.


8 hours (9:30am to 5:30am)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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Emma Welsh Jewellery

with Craft Courses since 2016

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South Studio, Arnup Studios, Panman Lane, Holtby, York, North Yorkshire, YO195UA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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